The U.S.A. National Institute of Dental Research indicates that 95% of all cavities in children aged 5 - 17 are pit and fissure caries. These deep grooves and pits appear on the biting surfaces of molars and pre-molars. Sealant costs are very low, while the benefits are enormous. As parents, it is up to us to opt for non-destructive, painless and preventive procedures for our children (and ourselves), rather than undergoing anesthetic injections and the use of complex instruments and filling procedures which are more costly in the long run.
This decay can be effectively prevented through the use of pit and fissure sealants. Sealants are applied as a liquid which fills in the grooves naturally appearing on these teeth. The liquid quickly hardens, forming a barrier which prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in these crevices and causing decay. The cost of sealants? Low. The benefits? Enormous. If you're interested, ask us about sealants today.